Medicine: Dangerous Books

Again and again the question arises as to the possibility of infection from books taken from public libraries. French physicians, Drs. Touchais and Moureau, have found germs of tuberculosis on the pages of books subjected to experiment after four or five months. Nevertheless, extensive studies made in this country cause physicians to believe that the chance of infection from such material is slight. Modern hygienists recommend that books used by persons suffering with severe infectious diseases be burned if of little value, and be disinfected by thorough airing and sunning and possible subjection...

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